The cultural and creative industries

Michael Justin O'Connor

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Approaches to the cultural and/or creative industries tend to take two forms. One identifies a set of institutions and practices (a `sector? or an `industry?) that demands our attention in some way, often against a background of their previously marginal position. A second takes a more `constructivist? perspective, highlighting an active process whereby an object is created or assembled by or through policy discourse(s). Looking back over 40 years of policy and academic (and indeed `activist?) writing on this topic it seems clear that these two approaches are not mutually exclusive; they represent different narratives or rhetorical tropes that have been used (often by the same person) in different situations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Ashgate Research Companion to Planning and Culture
EditorsGreg Young, Deborah Stevenson
Place of PublicationSurrey UK
PublisherAshgate Publishing Limited
Pages171 - 184
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781409422259
ISBN (Print)9781409422242
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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